6th House Lord in 3rd House


Last updated on March 15th, 2020 at 09:57 pm

What does 6th House Lord in 3rd House mean?

When the planet that rules over the natal 6th house of the birth chart is located in the 3rd house from the ascendant sign, ti means to have this combination.

What are the effects of this combination?

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 3rd house, such as valor, courage, mental and physical strength, communication, skills, efforts, motivation, etc are influenced by the significations of the 6th house, such as challenges, service, employees, coworkers, discipline, loans, as well as debts, obstacles, and enemies.

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The considered combination produces mixed results for various reasons as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

The reason for this is that the 6th house is a malefic house which is called Dusthana Bhava for the same reason and brings challenges, obstacles, and hurdles caused by enemies to the significances of the house where the 6th lord resides in. In the current case, it is the 3rd house which is affected.

On the other hand, the 6th ruler in the 3rd astrological house is in the 10th house from its own sign.

Herein the 10th house is considered as the most auspicious quadrant or Kendra Bhava which denotes high rise, success, social rank, and status. It also signifies the main field of activity, profession, or karma/duty that the native must perform.

Hence, this combination have an auspicious intonation and effect on the native regarding houses involved.

Alternatively, the 6th house can also produce positive results out of its significations, the outcomes of which are reliant on the condition and placement of the planet that governs the 6th house and is placed in the 3rd.

In addition to that, both the 3rd and 6th are the houses of constant growth and improvement which carry the name of Upachaya Bhava. The linkage between them indicates that the significances of both houses grow and improve over time.

Results of 6th House Lord in 3rd House

Prone To Anger & Aggression

One of the first things mentioned in the ancient source of Vedic astrology, BPHS, is that people with this combination are prone to be angry constantly.

The anger is caused by the fact that the 6th house signifies quarrels, disputes, and therefore also aggression.

Actually there is a deeper reason for the anger because nobody is outraged without a significant reason.

When it comes to this combination, when two houses of growth, which are also simultaneously malefic, make a connection between each other, they increase the negative significations of both houses as well.

As the 6th house belongs to aggression and warlike attitude, the given lord in the 3rd house of mentality produces a very aggressive person.

Now the outcomes of this effect depend on the condition of the 6th ruler in the given house. Accordingly, if it is well placed it indicates that the anger and aggression benefit the native in various competitions. It also benefits them in order to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies.

Alternatively, if this combination is ill-placed, it indicates anger due to self-doubt which is caused by massive amount of obstacles and powerful enemies. As a weak 6th house ruler is unable to help the native to overcome most obstacles, it creates constant stress and resentment (read anger) as a result.

Courage & Valor

Another concern that BPHS states is that such natives are devoid of valor and courage.

This effect is caused when the 6th ruler is damaged or il placed in the 3rd house which actually causes lack of motivation and power to take action (3rd significance).

With that being said, it makes these natives deeply doubt in their abilities and strengths which causes the lack of action and will power in the first place.

As the 3rd house also signifies valor and courage, a weak 6th lord in this considered house causes constant growth of obstacles which makes the natives feel helpless and steals the motivation and courage of the native gradually.

Alternatively, if the given combination is well-formed, it indicates positive outcomes of constantly growing obstacles and powerful enemies.

Namely, with the help and support of an auspicious 6th ruler in the house of courage, strength, and valor increases their will power which helps to battle against constantly growing obstacles and opposition.

Rising High

With that being said, this combination holds an extremely special superpower that helps to make the native extremely successful and rise high in life.

There are many special reasons for that as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

Firstly, as mentioned earlier, both the 3rd and 6th houses are the houses of growth, which increase the strength of effects over time gradually.

In addition to that, the 10th house, which is the disposition or distance of 6th lord in 3rd house form own sign, also happens to be the house of growth.

Hence, there is actually a triple effect on the growth of this combination.

Moreover, as the 10th house denotes high achievements, social rank, and status, the combination is capable of lifting the native to great heights in life.

It is especially so regarding the topics of the 6th house, which involves stressful, challenging, and difficult environments that require a lot of courage, motivation, the power to take action, and discipline.

Struggle & Pain

With all that being said, one thing is certain, that this combination makes the native struggle a lot in order to achieve success in life.

To be specific, it requires the natives to face a lot of hurdles and stressors in life, which require the natives to increase mental and physical strength in order to succeed.

It surely requires a lot of courage and self-discipline which a strong 6th ruler will provide in the house of courage. Otherwise, life will knock them off easily.

However, that success earned with hard work and effort is long-lasting, expanding, and rewarding in many ways.

Alternatively, if this combination is negatively formed by 6th house lord, it indicates having a lack of courage, valor, motivation, and discipline to fight opponents and overcome obstacles that will hinder the process of becoming successful and rise high in life.

Enmity With Siblings

BPHS also states that natives with this combination have constant enmity with their siblings.

The reason for this effect lies in the significance of the 3rd house, which is siblings. The younger siblings, to be specific.

At the same time, the 6th lord of enemies brings enmity to the 3rd house which causes the effect described in classical source of Vedic astrology.

As a result, there is a constant battle, fight, and competition between the native and younger siblings.

If the 6th house lord is ell placed in the 3rd house, it indicates that the native is very competitive and able to outscore their younger siblings.

Whereas a weak and ill-positioned 6th ruler in the considered house indicates losing to younger siblings though fights, quarrels, legal disputes, etc.

Enmity With Colleagues

The 3rd house also signifies teammates, employees, and coworkers which is why BPHS also mentions that people with combination have disharmony with their servants.

By default, the disharmonious relationship between the natives and their teammates indicates increased competition and opposition which reduces the likelihood of achieving the desired success.

The outcomes are improved with the auspicious positioning of the 6th ruler in the considered house. In such a case, it indicates that the native is able to change the opposition of colleagues to the benefit of self.

It can also indicate that the native is more aggressive, stronger, and valorous than coworkers which indicate that the native is able to take the lead and ensure the success and prosperity. This combination is like waking up in the middle of a wolf pack and trying to lead and make them obedient.


This combination can make the native highly opportunistic for a variety of astrological reasons.

To start with, the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona while the 3rd house belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona. The connection of which creates a person who has a lot of desire for monetary gains.

Furthermore, the 6th house is the house of quarrels, disputes, and aggression while the 3rd house is for mentality, communication, and motivation. Hence, this combination indicates being highly opportunistic which makes the native take on any changes in order to benefit oneself.

With that being said, they are capable of applying their aggression, strength, and mental power in order to win over opponents and prosper, just like sharks.

However, if the 6th ruler is favorably positioned in the considered house, it indicates being ethical while taking on opportunities. The reason for that is the aspect of 6th house lord upon the 9th house of ethics, morals, and righteousness. This also blesses with divine support as righteousness and truthfulness are always backed by almighty God.

Accordingly, with a positively formed combination, the native embodies such qualities and even though being cunning, they compete with others fairly.

If the considered placement if inauspiciously formed (debilitated), it indicates using illegal ways to win over opponents. For instance, it can indicate using lies, physical violence, aggression in order to gain the lead in the competition.

However, in most cases, it results in losing the lead in the competition, if one tries to use immoral and illegal ways to make shortcuts. Sooner or later these shortcuts will fail and come out.

Fortune & Luck

From the aspect upon the 9th house of fortune, the negative positioning of this combination can also cause a lack of luck and prosperity due to immorality.

This is because the universe and almighty God always supports those who are on the right and follow a righteous life path.

As from the 10th disposition of social rank and status, an ill-placed 6th ruler in the 3rd house can give an adverse influence on the dignity of the native. Accordingly, it indicates a lot of disgrace and dishonor from society.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

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